Elizabeth Olivas grew up in Indiana but needed a visa after turning 18. She went to Mexico to get one. She is still there.
The emails are tinged with desperation and despair: "We must speed everything because I can not be here any longer." "What's going on? Did you hear from the consulate yet?"
Elizabeth Olivas, 18, wants to come home.
The star student is scheduled to deliver Frankfort High School's Class of 2012 salutatorian speech Saturday, but she is stuck in Chihuahua, Mexico -- trapped by a technicality.
She has been there six weeks already. And the U.S. Consulate in Juarez has told her she is banned from returning to the United States for three years.
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